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Red, White, and Blue - Fresh Fruit Push Pops

Red, White, and Blue – Homemade Fresh Fruit Push Pops

One of the simplest and most nostalgic traditions of summer is the classic red, white, and blue Bomb Pop. While we are reminded daily of the divisiveness in our nation, most of us can come together and agree that the sweet refreshing Bomb Pop brings us back to a simpler time. Never underestimate the power of […]

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Local Favorite Farm Shows, Fairs, and Festivals: 2018 Guide

The thing I love most about living in eastern Iowa are all the county fairs and our small town festivals. So much work and dedication make these happen year and after year by people who live here, and their pride shows. I also love summer, family, tractor pulls, country music, camping, and fair food. I […]

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Meaningful Moments–6 Creative Ways to Practice the Art of Meditation

Three years ago, I made the first New Year’s resolution I’ve ever kept. Essentially, I challenged myself to create something new every day. These didn’t need to be tangible items. Sometimes it was art. Often it was in the form of food–trying new recipes or new plating designs. I even included the creation of new […]

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Simple Ideas For Kids to Give Back in the Community

It’s not uncommon for my family to give back, especially during the holiday season. Whether it be sponsoring a family in need, donating toys, or simply just baking cookies for those in our lives, we try to find ways to give of our time, money, or skills for the benefit of others. This year, after a […]

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Ways to be more intentional and minimal about gift giving

12 Ways To Be More Intentional and Minimal About Gift-Giving

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. It’s the only time of the year when I can tolerate snow and cold, and I feel festive for a solid month. I want to spend my time with my friends and family, decorating the tree, going to ugly sweater parties, driving around to see the lights, […]

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Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus – DIY Witch’s Cauldron

For the last decade, I’ve spent the majority of each October meticulously planning and assembling Halloween costumes for my daughters. Last year, for the first time ever, they all picked out costumes that required nothing from me. Nothing. Sure, I found reasons to create some fun accessories and coordinating trick-or-treat bags, but there is too […]

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Making Magic: Tips & Tricks for Stress-Free Sensory Play

I’m terrible at making magic for my kids.  Santa gets (burnt) break-and-bake cookies, a Leprechaun has never snuck into our house and turned a gallon of milk green, and the only fireworks we watch are from the neighborhood hooligans setting them off in the field behind our house.  I envy those Pinterest moms that transform […]

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Breakfast for Supper: Sip+Style Event Recap (+ Donut Giveaway!)

Last week, we hosted our first ICMB Sip+Style moms’ night out. ICMB will begin offering these more regularly, so stay tuned! While each of our upcoming Sip+Style events will be unique, they will all offer delicious food, great drinks, and an opportunity to show off your creativity while making new friends! Thank you to everyone […]

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